Friday I hosted my 4th Superpower Summit, the full day deep dive retreat where participants discover the talents that help them create the most positive change in their lives, the lives of others, and the world around them. I call ’em Ordinary Superpowers.
Before we even began thinking, learning, and maximizing our superpowers one thing became very clear: We were all extremely glad to be in a room full of positive people. We were all excited to figure out how we can create more positive change in our lives, the lives of others, and the world around us. There was a shared sense of relief that we weren’t going to talk about politics or social issues or what’s wrong with the world…at least for that day.
We disconnected from negativity. We focused all of our energy on rejuvenating, re-energizing, and re-lighting our spark. We took some much needed time to get a little bit closer to becoming 100% ourselves, to love who that is, and to figure out how to use that person to make a positive difference. That’s hard — no, impossible — to do when we’re immersed in and surrounded by negativity 24/7.
I know I haven’t been in a room like that for awhile and it felt good to be back. It felt good to feel like me again. It felt good to know I’m not alone. Looking back, I now realize that taking that time on Friday was crucial and mandatory to restore my positive mojo.
The world is a battlefield right now. Every day there’s a new fight to fight. There’s a new wrong to make right. There’s a new opponent to beat. There’s a new enemy to defeat. We get battered, bruised, and scarred, and sometimes we’re so tired we can’t even fight anymore. And that’s just on Monday. Tuesday we get up, grab our coffee, and head back out to the front lines all over again.
So my friends, while you’re saving the world do this: Take great care of yourself. Disconnect frequently from the negativity. Go to whatever lengths necessary to protect your positivity. Take a break from the battlefield and restore your mojo as often as you can. If you don’t, it will be infinitely more difficult to make a positive difference. And the world — your world — needs people who make a positive difference right now.